Patient Care

Supporting our community

In Dalhousie Medical School’s Department of Pathology, we’re committed to improving the quality of patient care in the Maritimes. We work towards that goal by incorporating a wide variety of hands-on residencies, research-based graduate studies and community services into our program offerings.

Taking care

With residency training programs in Diagnostic and Clinical Pathology, Diagnostic and Molecular Pathology, Hematological Pathology, and Medical Microbiology, we have residents working in hospitals and clinics in all three Maritime Provinces. This not only provides our residents with the practical experience they need to become better physicians, it also offers extra support to patients.

Sharing our skills

The experts in our Histology and Research Services Laboratory don’t just share their knowledge with Dalhousie faculty, technicians, residents and students—they also serve as a resource for outside organizations looking for help with medical research techniques. By supporting medical research in this way, we’re ensuring that the public receives improved care.

2022 numbers at-a-glance

Clinical Workload
16,881,549 Total number of tests performed
1,198,395 Total blood collections performed
Research Statistics
196 Number of publications
$2,972,070 Grant capture
100 Number of primary faculty
18 Cross-appointed faculty
6 Adjunct faculty
800 NSHA technical staff
126 IWK technical staff
214 New Brunswick technical staff
32 Total number of residents
12 Anatomical Pathology
6 Hematopathology
9 General Pathology
5 Medical Microbiology
Graduate Students
31 Total number of graduate students
13 PhDs
10 MSc
8 Post-Doctoral Fellows

Statistics from the Pathology 2022 Annual Report.